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Winnipeg, MB Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 55
Total Sleeping Rooms 11,552
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 260
Committable Meeting Rooms* 23
Convention Center Space 160,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 78,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 78,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate CAD $162
Average Daily Meal Cost CAD $126
Average Weekly Car Rental CAD $348
*Maximum for a single hotel

Winnipeg, MB Airport Information

Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)

Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, Canada's seventh-busiest airport, serves Manitoba, northwestern Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Nunavut. About 3 million passengers pass through its gates each year.

In addition to the new parking garage, two short-term lots and two economy lots are available.

Airline carriers serving Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

  • Air Canada
  • Air Transat
  • Air West Aviation
  • Bearskin Airlines
  • Calm Air
  • Execaire
  • Fast Air
  • First Air
  • Keystone Air
  • Kivalliq Air
  • Northway Aviation
  • Perimeter Airlines
  • Skyservice Airlines
  • Sunwing
  • United
  • West Wind Aviation
  • Westjet
  • Zoom Airlines

Winnipeg, MB Train Information

Union Station

Located downtown, the grand Neo-classical Union Station building was designed by the same architects responsible for New York City's Grand Central Station. Opened in 1911, the station, along with the still-active 220-acre Canadian Pacific Rail Yards and the Winnipeg Rail Museum on Tracks 1 and 2, is a reminder of the city's status as the transportation hub to the West. At the museum, visitors can see vintage railway cars, including the Countess Dufferin, the first locomotive on the Canadian prairie, and artifacts from the track's construction to Churchill.

Today, two train routes in Canada, operated by VIA Rail, use the station. The Canadian train runs from Toronto to Vancouver on a year-round schedule and connects with Amtrak in both cities.

The Winnipeg to Churchill train, still fondly called The Hudson Bay, operates year-round from Winnipeg to Thompson to Churchill.

Winnipeg, MB Public Transportation

Winnipeg Transit

Winnipeg Transit operates a fleet of over 500 buses in the city of Winnipeg. Buses run more than 80 routes throughout the city, 19 of which operate regularly downtown. Three special routes, designated as Downtown Spirit buses, offer free service on their loop through the central core, stopping by the Manitoba Legislature, the Exchange District, and other major downtown destinations. Bus fare can paid in cash, by purchasing tickets, or through e-cash/passes loaded on Peggo cards.

Rental Cars

Seven rental-car companies service the airport: Avis, Budget, Payless, Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo, and National. Rental counters are located on the ground floor of the parking garage across from the airport terminal.


Taxis are a fast way to get around Winnipeg, as well as the main option for airport travelers who aren't staying at one of 19 hotels with shuttle service. Once in the city, hailing taxis on the street is difficult, so travelers are advised to schedule pickup in advance. The rate for a taxi from the airport to downtown averages CA$25.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Kenora, ON 209 mi 2 hr 23 min N/A N/A
Fargo, ND 358 mi 3 hr 35 min 3 hr 38 min CAD $541+
Minneapolis, MN 736 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 15 min CAD $393+
Calgary, AB 1,326 mi 5+ hrs 2 hr 4 min CAD $276+
Toronto, ON 2,229 mi 5+ hrs 2 hr 21 min CAD $403+
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